Autumn Remembering Spring; Mixed media subtractive collage, gel medium; 36"x 48"
My artworks are about our perceptions of place and time. By means of "subtractive collage" I combine, then alter my media to reference elements of land/water/sky, and their processes of arising, maturation and return. My use of color, texture, form and edge express, with layered imageries ranging from transparent to opaque, our experiences of dark-light, unfirm-firm, randomness-order, chaos-cosmos. Mystery and miracle make the path; the real ethereal world makes our way.
About the Artist
Sara BakerMichalak has a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of American Crafts, and MA, Interdisciplinary Studies (Humanities/Geoscience) from SUNY Fredonia, NY. She has exhibited her mixed media artworks widely, including at the American Craft Museum in New York; the Burchfield Penny and Albright Knox galleries in Buffalo; International Small Art Show in Atlanta, Georgia; and Cleveland Museum of Art. BakerMichalak works in her studio on the banks of the Canadaway Creek in western New York, where she, in addition, propagates native wildflowers.